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A 54-year-old Mitchell man is denying he had sexual contact with a 6-year-old developmentally disabled girl at his home earlier this year. Mark Elliot Johnson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted of the felony. Police say Johnson had sexual contact with the girl at his home in an apartment complex at 900 W. Second Ave. His trial is set for December.
A Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine. Gladys Rose Jackson, 33, was arrested June 30 after Mitchell police allegedly discovered meth and marijuana in a search of a residence where she and Richard Alan Miller, 32, were present. Jackson is charged with possession of meth, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted of meth possession, a felony and the most serious charge. Miller was also sched
Mitchell fire statistics in recent years, according to city government reports: 2012, through August: 62 fires, $1,390,876 in losses 2011: 57 fires, $254,365 in losses 2010: 57 fires, $398,605 in losses
HOWARD -- Two men involved in a high speed chase Sept. 27 may have been involved in burglaries at two residences in Howard prior to a string of other incidents. Jacob Abdo, 18, and Michael Clark, 27, both of Mitchell, were arrested after a one-hour, 15-minute high speed chase through Douglas County ending at Ravinia in Charles Mix County.
TYNDALL -- The trial for a Scotland man accused of killing his 4-month-old son has been moved to Parker. Chris Miller, 38, is accused of killing his son Jacob Allen Miller in March 2011 by shaking and beating him.
A Parkston man arrested in March after Mitchell police found methamphetamine in his car was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Charles Paul Clark, 28, pleaded guilty June 12 to possession of meth.
SIOUX FALLS -- Simon Property Group Inc. announced Tuesday that The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls will be renovated beginning in February. The renovation will include new interior and exterior features such as additional seating, updated restrooms, redesigned mall entrances, landscaping, flooring, ceilings and lighting. "The Sioux Falls trade area has experienced tremendous growth in recent years," General Manager Dennis Gilliam said in a news release.
The Davison County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. today in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. As part of the agenda, the commissioners are scheduled to: Consider a request from Bill Nebelsick for a variance for a 5-acre lot for a family member to construct a residence on his Prosper Township property. The county normally requires a 25-acre lot to build a residence, but the ordinance allows an exception for family members. Consider approving a plat of S.J.
A 47-year-old homeless man is charged with multiple felonies after allegedly attempting to steal a semi at about 5:30 a.m. Monday from a truck stop in Mitchell. According to a Mitchell Police Division news release, Kevin Koopman allegedly entered an unlocked flatbed semi loaded with fence posts parked near the I-90 Travel Center in an attempt to steal the vehicle.
The Davison County Commission is scheduled to set liquor license fees when it meets Tuesday at the courthouse in Mitchell. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The liquor license fee item is scheduled for 11:25 a.m.